Nov-10 1:00P.M. ABC Radio National: My fear of Poland

October 24, 2010 by J-Wire
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A radio feature by Natalie Kestecher.

Last year producer, Natalie Kestecher, visited Poland for the first time. It was a trip that she’d been planning and postponing for years. As the daughter of Polish Jews who’d lost so many family members during the war she had mixed feelings about going there.

Natalie’s journey begins in Warsaw where she meets Poles with an interest in Jewish culture and Jews who have only recently ‘come out’ as Jews. She also speaks to the chief Rabbi of Poland. Her ultimate destination, however, is a tiny village in the South East where her family and other Jews once lived.

In this very personal audio essay Natalie tries to make sense of the Jewish absence and encouraging re emergence in Poland today.

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